Russell Simmons‘ new “All Def Digital” YouTube channel is off to a blazing start … if you factor in being flamed by social media for a so-called Harriet Tubman sex video parody/sketch, whatever.
In case you haven’t seen it, the “Harriet Tubman Sex Tape” depicts an actress portraying the famous abolitionist having sex with her “Massa” in order to allow her to run the Underground Railroad.
Say what?! Yes, that’s how it went down. Well now you gotta see it, right? Well, despite Simmons saying it was removed, it’s clearly still on YouTube. See it below.
Simmons issued an apology on Globalgrind.com in which he says he was contacted by his “buddies” at the NAACP asking for removal of the video.
“I’m a very liberal person with thick skin,” wrote Simmons. “My first impression of the Harriet Tubman piece was that it was about what one of actors said in the video, that 162 years later, there’s still tremendous injustice. And with Harriet Tubman outwitting the slave master? I thought it was politically correct. Silly me. I can now understand why so many people are upset. I have taken down the video. Lastly, I would never condone violence against women in any form, and for all of those I offended, I am sincerely sorry.”
They say any publicity is good publicity, but dang Unka Russ, on this one, we’re ashamed of you.
Watch “Harriet Tubman Sex Tape”: